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Ring in the year of the Rat by spending quality time with your family! Check out these 5 family activities you can do with your family this CNY!

1.Baking Festive Goodies

Often finding yourself running out of pineapple tarts to eat every CNY? How about having a hand in making them yourself. Pineapple tarts are one of the staples for every household during CNY. Well loved by the young and old, mastering this craft would virtually promote to celebrity status during family gatherings. If you are concerned about the calories you might gain this festive season, fret not as there are recipes with healthier alternative ingredients. Check out other popular CNY Homemade Festive Recipes here as well.

2. Shopping for Festive Goods

One of the more tiresome but rewarding activities during CNY (besides spring cleaning), would be shopping for festive goods. Whether it is shopping for CNY delicacies like Bak Kwa or ingredients such as Fish Maw and Abalone, you will be met with snaking queues when shopping nearly anywhere. Tag along with the fam as they shop for these CNY goodies and understand the significance of these foods, while spending some quality time with them.

3. Coordinating Your #OOTD

Ever wanted to be one of those families where people would scream “Goals!” when they see them? Have a go at coordinating your outfits with your whole family! You can shop for clothes together or think of creative ways to match each other’s outfits. 

4. Bask in the CNY atmosphere

As repetitive as it might be to hear CNY songs playing in malls, checking out CNY decorations are definitely a worthy sight as one of the main traditions of CNY is to put up bright and red décor to welcome spring. One of the highlights in Singapore is the iconic River Hongbao. Be dazzled by this marvelous display at Singapore’s iconic floating platform to usher in the Year of the Rat. Immerse yourself in a phenomenal display of culture as well at this year’s Hua Yi Chinese Festival of Arts, with loads of performances and exhibitions representing Chinese culture. Find out more Chinese New Year activities over here!

5. Games with family and friends!

Besides the usual card games and Mahjong that are must-haves during CNY celebrations, have a try at other games inclusive of all ages! One of such is The Singaporean Dream. Designed specially for the locals, this game lets you pay, steal and ‘sabo’ your way to becoming the perfect Singaporean! Another game that allows you to play with a big group of people is Mafia! Otherwise known as Werewolf to some, it is a fun and energetic party game that requires some level of thinking! Check out the rules here or make up your own game as well if you are up for it!